It’s not been an easy term for Hullabaloo Community Quire since lockdown, but under the guidance of their Creative Captain Kirsty Martin, the choir produced an online cabaret show last month that has attracted over 700 views and helped to raise £2,458 (and counting) for Water Aid.
Live Stream!, which premiered on Thursday, July 16, took the place of what would have been the second Sing for Water, which is an annual singing event where choirs across the country help to raise money for Water Aid.
Hullabaloo made two brand new choral videos, their first in fact, for the event. They performed a Sing for Water favourite, Singing in the Rain, and dedicated the 80s classic Don’t You Forget About Me to members of the choir still in isolation.
Hullabaloo were joined by poets, musicians, singer-songwriters, percussionists and dancer, including Robb Johnson, 3 Bucket Jones, Paul Diello, Dorothy Oger, Rosie Bergonzi, Adrienne Thomas, Michael James Parker, Katrina Quinn, Bela Emerson, Dryadic, Chris & Moussa Sylla, Gil Savage, Liz Walker and Terry McDonnell.
Hullabaloo Community Quire say: ‘It was a wickedly watery night with choir members singing from in their bathtubs and under umbrellas, poetry readings in rivers, dancers drenching their garden, visits to the seaside and swimming pools and loads more!’
If you missed the show, you can watch it by CLICKING HERE.
To donate to Water Aid, visit the Just Giving website.
Hullabaloo is now busy planning for their autumn term, which begins on Monday, September 14, 7–8.45 pm. Everyone who loves to sing is welcome to join. There are no auditions and all songs are taught by ear. More details can be found by visiting their website.